Before your recycle your item, ask yourself "can I reuse this?". Most items you can find another use for your items.
Reuse your water bottles, cut old shirts into rags, use plastic bags as garbage liners, use cardboard for kids crafts, and bring items that are still in good condition to a second hand store, etc.
Making small changes can make a big impact! Reusing and reduce is the proactive way to divert waste!
If you cannot reuse your item, then it's time to recycle! Do you have plastic and you're not sure if it can be recycled? Check underneath it for the recycling symbol!
You can also recycle paper, plastic, soda cans,
cardboard, glass, etc!
In fact, 80% of your waste is recycable so be very aware of what you are throwing in the garbage. Instead of it going to the landfill, it can be made into a new product!
Solid waste area management plan. Class 1 Landfill (garbage dump) for Winkler, Morden, and RM of Stanley
Composting, nature’s way of recycling, is the biological process of breaking up of organic waste such as food waste, leaves, grass trimmings, paper, and coffee grounds, etc., into an extremely useful humus-like substance. Compost can be rich in nutrients.
It is used in gardens, landscaping, and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, and as a natural pesticide for soil.